Archive for June, 2010

Fastest wimax test I’ve seen

Posted in Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 by dreamphase

Yesterday while I was out doing wimax testing, I was using a new card, and I got the fastest result I’ve ever seen:

I was impressed. Sadly I was using the schools applet so I don’t have a direct link, but I did take a screen shot 🙂


Network upgrades.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 by dreamphase

Finally after spending lots of time trying to make the network function without problem I decided it was time to upgrade the network. This took a while to accomplish, but the upgrading is complete. (At least for now)

First I bought a D-Link DGL-4500 gaming router. Supposedly this would handle our throughput better, as our network is extremely busy. This helped, but the router seemed to freeze every so often. This was related to it getting really hot. Aside from it getting hot and dropping out the new router worked great.

Sadly we needed more than 4 ports. Next we purchased a D-Link DGS-1024D 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port Switch.

This added some more ports so we could hook everything up without daisy-chaining a couple old routers to the new router.

The local network worked amazingly well then, but the internet was still a problem, and the router kept dropping out when it got hot. To fix the problem, I cut a hole in the top of the router and added a fan for cooling.

While the fan is a bit larger than probably needed… I haven’t had any problems with the router cutting out when it has a heavy workload.

I also added the 2 older routers(that we had before the new gaming router) back onto the network. I configured them into AP mode, and ran cables from the switch to their location. Now where ever you connect, the IPs match, and windows is able to have ‘easy’ network sharing without the problems that it has when you have multiple routers (working as routers) plugged into each other. Everything seems to work without any problems 😀